An 88-year-old man was left stranded after being targeted by a ‘scum’ pickpocket in Liverpool.
The pensioner was shopping at Marks and Spencer in Liverpool City Centre on Tuesday afternoon (November 23) when he was targeted by a pickpocket.
During the attack the man’s wallet was stolen, which contained his bank cards, money and bus pass.
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The OAP’s daughter-in-law, Helen Tinks Cross, posted about the incident in the Wirral Gossip Original Facebook group.
She said that he was left ‘very upset and vulnerable’ and was left with no bus pass to get home.
They said: “To the absolute waste of skin that decided to pickpocket my 88-year-old father in laws wallet today in M&S in Liverpool, what a coward you are, absolute scum.
“You left him upset and vulnerable, and no bus pass to get home, never mind the money you took shame on you targeting an OAP.”
The man was shaken by the incident but M&S staff came to his aid and comforted him.
Helen said they were ‘worth their weight in gold’ for how they comforted her father-in-law.
She continued: “Thank you to the lovely staff, in M&S for being so nice to him you are worth your weight in gold, that one cup of tea you gave him was priceless.
“Please peeps be careful while out, they obviously don’t care who they steal from.”
The family decided not to report that matter to police and have since cancelled his cards but are warning others to be vigilant.
Helen said: “I am as mad as a poked wasps nest. I just wanted to remind everyone to be vigilant, so these horrible creatures don’t do it anyone else.”
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